PSG concedes its second defeat of the season this Sunday, January 15 on the lawn of Rennes on the occasion of the 19th day of Ligue 1 (0-1). Hamari Traoré is the only scorer of the game.
PSG fall in Rennes on the occasion of the 19th day of Ligue 1 (0-1). The meeting started very timidly. The Parisians grabbed the ball but never hindered the five-man defense lined up for the first time by Bruno Genesio. Little by little, Paris lost the thread and the ball. The Bretons seized it and used it better. On several occasions, Gianluigi Donnarumma had to turn into a hero by fending off strikes from Kalimuendo (28th) and Amine Gouiri shortly before returning to the locker room (40th). These opportunities have awakened PSG and Lionel Messi who also has the opportunity to worry Mandanda but Rodon will be on the path of the ball taken back in first intention by the Argentinian (43rd). In the second period, PSG seem to be doing better and are sharper. Kylian Mbappé and Achraf Hakimi make their entrance but were not immediately found by their teammates. And while Rennes seems a little more battered, it is during this period that the Bretons will trap the Parisians. Adrien Truffert makes the difference in his lane and sends a cross towards Hamari Traoré who had projected himself into the opposing area. The Rennes captain deceives Donnarumma with an unstoppable cross shot (65′). Four minutes after this goal, Kylian Mbappé has the equalizing ball in his feet. The French international is served perfectly by Messi behind the Rennes defense but misses the target in front of Steve Mandanda (69th). After this huge miss, Paris will go on the attack while the Bretons will hunker down to try to maintain their advantage. And this defensive strategy will eventually pay off. Steve Mandanda is vigilant and repels with a well-inspired tap the only Parisian shot on target of the meeting signed Juan Bernat (81st). Despite a tense end to the game, Rennes held on to victory and became the second Ligue 1 team to beat PSG this season after Lens 9 days ago. In the standings, Paris let the Sang et Or back to three lengths while the Bretons come back up to Monaco in 4th place.
Kylian Mbappé was playing his 300th career club match in all competitions tonight at Rennes – PSG. The French striker played 60 games with AS Monaco and 240 with the capital club. This Sunday, this statistic must seem anecdotal to him after the defeat of his team in Brittany.
65% ball possession rate against 35% for their opponent: Paris Saint-Germain have control of the ball but have not done much with it. It is indeed the Stade Rennais who framed the most shots and above all who knew how to make the difference on the scoreboard (1-0 during this Ligue 1 meeting.
It goes from one goal to another in this end of Rennes – PSG. After a mess in the Rennes area, Lorenz Assignon counters and strikes but it passes a few centimeters from Donnarumma’s cage.
What an image of Hamari Traoré who celebrates a defensive comeback like a goal with his teammates. These last minutes of Rennes – PSG are particularly tense for the Bretons who defend their advantage.
Joe Rodon excels in the aerial field and is good for his team in additional time of this Rennes – PSG where the crosses accumulate.
Paris will have time to return to this Rennes – PSG since the additional time is 6 minutes.
Bruno Genesio makes a new double change in the last minutes of this Rennes – PSG with the exits of Gouiri and Majer who are replaced by Sulemana and Tait.
Neymar and Traoré warm up in the penalty area after a foul from Neymar which pushed Wooh.
After a favorable counter, Fabian Ruiz inherits the ball in the box and tries a shot from a complicated angle. The latter flies away behind the cages of Steve Mandanda. Paris still can’t do it in this Rennes – PSG.
The Portuguese midfielder is making a comeback and comes into play in this Rennes – PSG. He replaces his compatriot Danilo Perreira.
What a tap from Steve Mandanda who deflects Juan Bernat’s recovery for a corner! This is the first Parisian shot on target in this Rennes – PSG after 81 minutes of play.
The Parisians have still not targeted a single shot in this Rennes – PSG as we approach the last ten minutes of the match.
There is only a quarter of an hour left for the Parisians to come back to level with the Rennais in this Rennes – PSG.
New blow for the Rennais with the potential injury of Arnaud Kalimeundo who felt pain during a race. The Rennes striker will have to give way to Assignon. Meling also enters in place of the decisive passer, Truffert.
Christophe Galtier tries to reverse the trend with a double change. Zaire-Emery and Vitinha give way to Carlos Soler and Fabian Ruiz.
Kylian Mbappé misses his face to face with Steve Mandanda when he was completely alone on this perfect service from Lionel Messi in the back of the defense. The Frenchman does not fit his attempt.
Désiré Doué, victim of cramps a few minutes ago, gives up his place in this Rennes – PSG and is replaced by the Belgian international, Jérémy Doku.
This Rennes goal in this Rennes – PSG is the work of the two full-backs. Adrien Truffert makes the difference on his side and crosses towards Hamari Traoré who perfectly crosses his shot after having projected himself into the Paris area.
The first goal of this shock is scored by Hamari Traoré, with the help of Adrien Truffert, in the 65th minute in this 2nd period! The match turns in favor of Stade Rennais at Roazhon Park. Parisians must now react.
The young Désiré Doué is the victim of cramps in this Rennes – PSG. This second period is more physically intense and some players suffer from it.
Even if Bernat collapses in the Rennes area after a tackle from Wooh, the Breton defender makes an excellent tackle. The game continues in this Rennes – PSG which comes alive more and more.
Lovro Majer takes care of taking the free kick but the Parisian wall pushes back for a corner.
The Parisians accumulate faults in this Rennes – PSG. Arnaud Kalimuendo is dried by Vitinha 20 meters from the Parisian cages. New danger approaching for Donnarumma.